Saturday, July 18, 2015

Compare the costs of incarceration of the owners of violent dogs versus the cost of BSL. Please.

Animals 24-7 gives us something to think about.  "Punishing the deed costs twice as much as banning dogs of fighting breeds.  

 "DES MOINES, DETROIT, SYRACUSE––What does the “bully breed” advocacy mantra “punish the deed, not the breed” really cost society?
Punishing just three people whose “bully breed” dogs recently ran amok, causing two human fatalities, may cost the taxpayers of Iowa, Michigan, and New York state upward of $1 million, according to the Vera Institute of Justice’s 2012 estimate that the annual cost of incarceration in the U.S. is $31,286 per inmate."

"The annual cost to society of the 40-odd fatal dog attacks in the U.S. per year is presently upward of $147 million, according to that actuarial calculator, of which about $100 million results from fatal pit bull attacks,  and most of the rest from attacks by other “bully breeds” including Cane Corsos,  Presa Canarios,  bull mastiffs,  Dogo Argentinos,  and Rottweilers.
The cost to taxpayers of enforcing breed-specific legislation prohibiting pit bulls and other dogs of recent fighting ancestry is by contrast about 2% of animal control expenditure, in counties that enforce such legislation: about 67¢ per household per year, or potentially about $77 million per year, barely half the present cost of fatal attacks, if pit bulls and other fighting breeds were banned throughout the entire United States."

Please read the complete post. Please keep in mind, punishing the owners after a mauling still leaves this.